Yesterday, all was not well in a small, but important corner of the internet. Beloved internet (and real-life) instructor Kent Peters had his Instagram account suddenly deleted due to an old repost of a UFC video. The deletion caused him to lose 20.5k followers who enjoyed his steady stream of free technique videos, and given that the ban seemed permanent, Peters had no choice but to create a whole new account.
After the Jiu-Jitsu Times covered the story, Peters got some good news: a couple of BJJ enthusiasts who happen to work at Facebook saw the post and went to bat for him. Now, we’re happy to let you know that the hundreds and hundreds of technique videos that Peters had lost yesterday are back online and ready for your inquisitive eyes.
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I had to wait a few hours to make sure it was for real 🤯 @thekentpeters is back ❤️🙏🏻 I had a repost of a meme from a free ufc fight night and it still triggered the delete, thanks to @bjjaveri at @jiujitsutimes my story made some noise and some amazing BJJ players who work at Facebook went to bat for me (thank you both I will be in your debt forever) … Yesterday truly showed me how much I’m cared about in the BJJ world and in general 😍 I truly can’t say thank you enough to all the people who showed me love, (@thenewkentpeters) 3000 followers in one day is mind blowing 🙏🏻 this account will be my backup safety for my videos in case the evil ufc ever strikes again…..
Peters will keep his new account in case the mighty fist of Instagram comes down again, but for now, it looks like we’ll be safe to enjoy his content for the foreseeable future.